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    Default "The Answer" if you like to catch trout

    This one isn't in your book. You wont find it in your buddies fly wallet either. This style of tie and the materials were the culmination of many years of experimentation with the wild brown trout of Central Pennsylvania's spring creeks.

    By using actual brown trout fry and parr stage fish that I captured on a local stream and my pattern that I was developing I was able to develop a fly that out fished any other I have ever used.

    I placed the young trout in a clear mason jar and with my fly on a leader and swimmers goggles on, I submerged us all. By doing so many times with many fly patterns I was able once and for all to determine what materials would most look like a baby brown trout.

    This was not done without Taking into consideration that fish perceive reflected light and colors differently than humans. I did however deduce that if the streamer fly seemed to resemble the developing trout parr to my eyes, then the same phenomenon may be true for the trout also regardless of the difference in color perception.

    Without further ado Here is the rather unconventional result; click thumbs to enlarge.










    This tie is meant not only to provide the visual stimuli to the adult brown trout but is meant to swim like a fish hence the extended tail.

    Generally the wing is tied only as long as the body. This is done to allow the dual triangular tail feathers freedom to undulate (swim) at the rear of the fly. This style of tie also solves the problem of the elongated wing of streamers getting wrapped inside the hook bend and causing the "Cork Screwing" effect we are all familiar with.
    Last edited by Ard; 10-20-2017 at 04:33 PM.

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    all I can say is WOW.
    Great fly man
    Bear

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    Awesome!!!!!

    Now, the only thing I can't figure out is this: I don't see the swimming goggles on the fly...what material did you use?
    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
    What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?

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    That's a great approach to fly design, and a great looking fly!

    Scott

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    Interesting tie Ard, I like the slimmer profile when wet.

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    That is one of the BEST streamers I have EVER seen!!!!!! That is one of the coolest flies flies I've seen in a long time Mind sharin' the pattern or is tha your secret....
    I like organic chicken..... The kind with the capes still on 'em

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    very nice!
    Dave Watts
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    wow, that is amazing. great job.

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    Amazing fly Ard. The fly has character and I would love to see that fly in my box.

    GREAT JOB!
    "There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. "

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    Awesome!!!!!!!



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